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Monday, November 23, 2015

So, about that hexagon quilt?

It's been a while since I've updated you all on the progress of the hexagon quilt. I know you're all just dying to know.  Mike has taken to teasing me that she'll be in high school before I finish- maybe a graduation gift? Despite his teasing, progress is being made and there is an end in sight.

I can't tell you how many hexies I've actually basted at this point, and it's possible that some of the ones I've basted won't make the final quilt (there's one print in particular that isn't really a white, or a pink and I can't figure out how to use it.)  I need to baste quite a few more white/neutral ones as well.

All that said, here's where it stands.  The hexies that are marked in pink or orange are all sewn together. (ok, ok, it's two large pieces. I ran out of my preferred thread yesterday and had to stop.) This is pretty darn close to HALF, right? (Just agree, it makes me feel good.)  The green border will be whites and I may or may not do a pink row around that. It all depends on what's leftover when I get to there.

I almost didn't want to share this one, because I love the Big Reveal at the end, but I couldn't help myself.  The whites stand out so much more in a picture than in real life. I'm planning to pay the extra money to have it long arm quilted, and have each flower quilted as a flower, if possible. Similar to this.

I'd hoped to have the top done by her fifth birthday (August 2015), and then by Halloween 2015 (3  years from starting it), but now I'm really just thinking this spring. Maybe to be done by her 6th birthday?  I've been working pretty steadily the last few weeks, but I'll slow down again when I need to baste and I have no clue on the quilting process. I'm sure that prepping it and then binding it will be a challenge.

I'm linking up with the Monday Morning Star Count again today. Be sure to go check on everyone else's progress too!


  1. "I'm sure that prepping it and then binding it will be a challenge" which is why mine is at a standstill. Also, after working with my huge christmas quilt, I don't think I have enough control to neatly do little hexie flowers. It's HARD to make the quilting do what you want to do with something that heavy!

    But I'm so proud of you for the progress and it does look like it's halfway done. Also, I love when I see those little strawberries show up! :)

  2. looks great! (what there is of it.) :) and your little furry helper is very cute.

  3. I am consistently amazed by this whole endeavor. You are a sewing goddess.

  4. Wow, it's gorgeous! What a gift!

  5. Lovely design - it's going to be a wonderful quilt! Keep going :-)

  6. How beautiful! it looks like spring in Japan.


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